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Andrey Arshavin
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Arshavin with Kairat in 2018
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Full name Andrey Sergeyvich Arshavin
Date of birth 29 May 1981 (1981-05-29) (age 40)
Place of birth Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
(now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Height 1.73 m
Playing position Winger, Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1988–2000 Zenit Saint Petersburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Zenit-2 56 (7)
1999–2009 Zenit Saint Petersburg 238 (51)
2009–2013 Arsenal 105 (23)
2012 Zenit Saint Petersburg (loan) 10 (3)
2013–2015 Zenit Saint Petersburg 35 (3)
2015–2016 Kuban Krasnodar 8 (0)
2016–2018 Kairat 84 (24)
Total 536 (111)
National team
2001–2003 Russia U21 9 (1)
2002–2012 Russia 75 (17)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrey Sergeyevich Arshavin (Russian: Андрей Сергеевич Аршавин born 29 May 1981) is a Russian former professional footballer who played as a forward or midfielder.

Arshavin began his career at Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2000. He went on to win numerous trophies with the club such as the Russian Premier League, League Cup, Russian Super Cup, UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. During his time with Zenit, Arshavin was also named as the Russian Footballer of the Year.

He then had a breakout performance at UEFA Euro 2008 where he impressed throughout Russia's run to the semi-final of the tournament. Arshavin thereafter signed for English Premier League club Arsenal during the 2008–09 winter transfer window, becoming the most expensive player in Arsenal's history at the time, with a fee of £15 million. Arshavin eventually rejoined Zenit, at first on loan and then permanently in 2013.

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